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Article moves (thank you)[edit]

Thank you for your recent article title moves (Rohrer SattelRohr Saddle, Perchauer SattelPerchau Saddle, FeistritzsattelFeistritz Saddle, etc.). These are much appreciated and greatly improve the readability of English WP. Doremo (talk) 04:20, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Idstein Castle[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Aarhus River move[edit]

Hello. You recently moved the page Aarhus River to a new page Aarhus (river). I opt for a revert of this unexplained and unnecesseary move. RhinoMind (talk) 23:51, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Now I did the same with Vuoksi River.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:28, 27 December 2014 (UTC)


You may also want to look at other edits made yesterday by Good Olfactory, as he reverted most of my attempts to name various rivers in Spain in a manner consistent with Spain. Thanks Hmains (talk) 17:59, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


Re this edit. In Lithuania the status of city/town/village is defined by law. The status is changed by the Seimas. I agree that to a casual reader Kupiškis does not seem much of a city, but it is. Renata (talk) 16:07, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

List of cities in Lithuania and List of towns in Lithuania. In general, each country defines cities separately. For large, populous countries 100k might be a reasonable threshold, but for smaller countries like Lithuania, it's way to high. Renata (talk) 16:17, 29 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello, Bermicourt. As I mentioned in September, you must, when you create articles by translating them, provide attribution in your edit summary. The talk page is a good addition, but the edit summary note is required. See Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Please provide the necessary attribution for Lexicon of the Middle Ages and any other articles you may have translated. If you have questions about how, please let me know. Thanks! --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:27, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Aras River to Aras (river)?[edit]

What is the benefit of this? One normally writes [[Aras River]] instead of [[Aras (river)|Aras River]]. Most British Rivers don't take the River but nearly all US rivers do, and most foreign ones for clarity. There may be a good reason for this, but I don't know what it is. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 21:33, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

It complies with WP:COMMONNAME and the Wiki river naming convention. --Bermicourt (talk) 15:08, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Ar Har! Correct code is "[[Aras (river)|]] River" eg: Aras River. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 01:48, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Or even "[[Aras (river)|]] river" or "the [[Aras (river)|]]" e.g. "Aras river" or "the Aras." --Bermicourt (talk) 21:11, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox German railway vehicle[edit]

Template:Infobox German railway vehicle has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox locomotive. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:05, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

GA article review for Cross-country skiing?[edit]

Hi, Bermicourt. Thank you for creating Cross-country skiing trail! Would you be willing to provide a GA review for Cross-country skiing? You would appear to be eligible and qualified to do so. Sincerely, User:HopsonRoad 23:43, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Expansion of article and Happy New Year![edit]

Hi Bermicourt, I hope that you approve of the expansion of the article on Cross-country skiing trail that you brought across from DE:WP. Thanks for providing the opportunity to add depth to a Cross-country skiing-related topic! Happy New Year, User:HopsonRoad 02:22, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Hopson, yes I really like the new sections on grooming the trails. Good teamwork! Happy 2015! --Bermicourt (talk) 09:31, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Your next project could be to translate the article back into German to improve what's there! ;-) Cheers, User:HopsonRoad 14:43, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Hahahaha!!! I'm not sure my German friends would appreciate that! --Bermicourt (talk) 15:01, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Nein, wahrscheinlich nicht! Mit herzlichen Grüssen von User:HopsonRoad 15:43, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Actually, a very kind editor helped me with an article on my grandfather at Ralph Flanders in German Wikipedia. User:HopsonRoad 15:51, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Romanian rivers[edit]

Happy new year to you! I see our Romanian friend is still creating these. It would be different if he created a few of them at least with something to say about them. We're not a map. The German sub stubs at least can be translated and expanded with information. A lot of these Romanian streams I can find nothing or very little actually on them. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:58, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Frohes neues Jahr, Herr Doktor! Is there a procedural way forward? i.e. do we make a formal proposal at WikiProject Rivers to a) stop producing more stubs for now, b) generate an agreed list of river articles to expand and c) delete the rest and put them into a list? With the proviso that we can always expand again once the core articles are done. Or something like that... --Bermicourt (talk) 14:38, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Lexicon of the Middle Ages[edit]

You might want to merge this new article into Lexikon des Mittelalters. —Srnec (talk) 13:41, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting this Srnec. Articles merged. --Bermicourt (talk) 15:15, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

German Kreis - county or district?[edit]

Hi Bermicourt, district is correct according to EU use, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS 3), and used by german authorities in official translations of documents. Best regards. ManfredV (talk) 16:46, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work on the Austrian Alps over the weekend. Huddsblue (talk) 00:00, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Category:Amateur radio repeater sites[edit]

Category:Amateur radio repeater sites, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 19:42, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I created List of amateur radio repeater sites to replace this; please improve it. – Fayenatic London 17:01, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Partial point of view[edit]

Hidden text...

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your continued efforts in creating many quality articles on European mountains. RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 04:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Bermicourt. I haven't looked at much of your work until very recently. I am amazed at both quantity and quality of the articles you create. Very impressive. And my recent batch of bare minimum stubs hopelessly pale in comparison.

I hope you don't mind but I have removed flag icons from several of your most recent creations, citing the MOS guideline MOS:INFOBOXFLAG. It's been a little ongoing endeavor of mine the last couple years to remove flag icons from geographic infoboxes. I think I'm at about 6,000 articles now in which I have removed them.

If it at all interests you, lately there have been discussions at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons#WP:INFOBOXFLAG question, and more recently at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal regarding flag icons in infoboxes, involving proposed changes to the wording and to the intent of the guideline itself.

Thanks again for your efforts and take care. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 04:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Stuttgart population figures[edit]

I noticed you are quite active in wikiproject Germany, so I figured maybe you could help out with this little issue that's been bothering me. The population figure given in the infobox for Stuttgart is from 2012-- it should be updated to match the properly sourced 2014 population figure in the lead. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to edit that infobox. Could you perhaps help out? Thanks so much! A2soup (talk) 05:38, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For your monumental effort in creating articles about the Austrian Alps Huddsblue (talk) 23:01, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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coverage of German topics
Thank you for raising the awareness of German geography from coastal regions to the glacier of the highest mountain, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 03:26, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were the 55th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Theodoxus fluviatilis[edit]

Hello, Bermicourt. I have noticed that you are good at German and also listed as a translation volunteer, so I would like to ask you for some help.

There is some text on predators of Theodoxus fluviatilis at the Animal Diversity web, see this link, paragraph Predation. The information comes from this paper, paragraph Vergesellschaftung im Freiland und im Aquarium. Could you please confirm, that the information is the same, please? If you had time, it would be great, if you could translate it to English, but if you don't, I would be glad at least for the confirmation of the information.

Thank you very much. --Jan Kameníček (talk) 21:27, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Not needed anymore, so you do not have to bother. Jan Kameníček (talk) 22:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Gorges of Austria and Germany[edit]

I notice you recently created the category Category:Gorges of Austria and Category:Gorges of Germany. Would you mind if I changed them to Category:Canyons and gorges of Austria and Category:Canyons and gorges of Germany to match the parent/sibling categories of these. This would be regardless whether there are canyons in these countries and removing the valley parents as a valley is something different than these landforms. Hmains (talk) 23:45, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Template:Lesenswert nominated for deletion[edit]

Please see discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 April 18#Template:Lesenswert. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 21:25, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki[edit]

Hi. As I know you regularly translate articles from German wiki, I wondered if I could interest you in joining Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki. You can use the German workspace pages to organize missing German articles and work towards them etc. For instance you could list missing articles at Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/German/Geography and map out what is missing still. If interested, please add your name to the list on the wikiproject talk page with a tick as instructed and add your name to Wikipedia:WikiProject Intertranswiki/German, and when I update I'll add you to the main page.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:02, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: I don't know how much translation work you still do from German wiki but you're welcome to put your name down. Basically anybody translating content from other wikis I'd like to keep tabs on with this.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:07, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Will do, translated one today already, and made a little speech about the qualities of template:lang in general on my talk ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:11, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Thankyou! Can you think of any other editors who regulate translate articles from other wikis?♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:14, 29 April 2015 (UTC)


Hallo Bermicourt,

vielen Dank für die Übersetzung der beiden Artikel zur Kettenschifffahrt. Auf [1] hat der Benutzer Tomcat7 mit der Übersetzung des deutschen Artikels Pizzakarton angefangen. Er wird diese Übersetzung aber nicht fortsetzen. Hast Du Interesse an einer weitergehenden Übersetzung?--Salino01 (talk) 11:35, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Leider hab' ich keine Interesse dafür. Gruß. --Bermicourt (talk) 17:09, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Upmerge Category:9th-century Roman Catholic bishops[edit]

Please see my proposal to upmerge Category:9th-century Roman Catholic bishops to Category: 9th-century bishops Hugo999 (talk) 12:42, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Bermicourt: After fixing 1000s of broken ISBNs, I am now making order in all things ISBN. What's the status of Template:BibISBN? At a minimum, I would like to remove it from Category:Book templates until it actually works. Your thoughts? Knife-in-the-drawer (talk) 02:38, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Rhön Mountains[edit]

"Lying within the states of Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia, the Rhön is" .. wrong. Ein Ganzes kann z.b. ein Teil dreier Dinge sein, nicht aber innerhalb von drei aparten Dingen zugleich liegen. See

I don't approve a few other follow-up chances you made, but anyway, this was my last effort to contribute to wikipledia. (now I remember why I 'deleted' my previous wp-account a few years ago.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Umpf-da (talkcontribs) 09:41, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Translation of a scientific article from German[edit]

Hi there,

I'm a new Wikipedian, and in my quest to improve some articles I came across (what was) a stub in English, but a fairly detailed article in German. I machine-translated it and then fixed most of the glaring errors and broken links, but I am entirely unqualified to fix the more technical aspects of the article. I don't know if you would be interested in helping, as this might not be of any interest to you, but do let me know! Thanks :) Rambunctious Racoon (talk) 09:17, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

The article is Ipomoea_oenotherae. Do you think you could take a look when you have the time? Rambunctious Racoon (talk) 17:41, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Perfect, thank you so much! I'll try to get someone from the relevant WikiProject on it ASAP :) Rambunctious Racoon (talk) 20:28, 23 July 2015 (UTC)


This is just a reminder. The template {{DNB}} links to the Dictionary of National biography. I notice that you created and alternative Template:DNB portal which is now named template:German National Library portal, but it must have escaped you mind because recently you used {{DNB}} in Heckengäu, Herzogenhorn and some others (about half a dozen which I am fixing using AWB). -- PBS (talk) 08:23, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't think a move is a good idea, DNB like ONDB are commonly used expressions in English language encyclopaedias. {{DNB}} is used on 7,800 articles with another 8,500 for {{cite DNB}}. There is a whole project based around it, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography.
What I can do fairly easily is alter the script to produce an error message if DNB is used with an unamed parameter, as it is a wrapper around {{cite encyclopedia}} and that calls the CS1 module written in Lua, the module defaults to an error anyway, it is just at the moment the unamed parameter is altered and assigned to a named parameter called wstitle, I have been meaning to remove the link for a couple of years now, and this is a good reason to implement it. -- PBS (talk) 16:06, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Rail Jeeps, Jeep trains, and J--p-m-t-v-s[edit]

There is an article on the German wiki called Jeepomotive which could use some translation skills, preferably by someone with some knowledge of railroading. The page's creator used a newspaperman's nonce word to describe the switch engines, speeders (i.e. draisines), and light locomotives that were converted from jeeps during WWII, and a great deal of creative license with the sources; my language skills are enough to recognize a problem, but not to fix it, especially if it comes down to a dispute. Anmccaff (talk) 02:56, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

I appear to owe you an apology; my final edit of this message was linked to the English wiki, although speaking of the German, which probably led to confusion. Anmccaff (talk) 16:14, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

cryptophyte ambiguous link[edit]

Thank you for your cleanup work at Ipomoea_oenotherae. In 3 edits in this diff you fixed up a lot. I arrive at the article, however, because the Cryptophyte link that you added is ambiguous, and thus it shows up in worklists(*) for the wp:DPL group that works to eliminate links to disambiguation pages, Wikipedia-wide. The project is within 6 months of succeeding, I figure. Could you possibly take another look at that? I have it teed up for you here in the following link: DabSolver tool applied to "Ipomoea_oenotherae" article. Just click on the ambiguous term that is highlighted, and select the intended meaning, from options on the disambiguation page. If the meaning you meant is not on the disambiguation page, and is a worthy topic for the Wikipedia, it would be great if you could convert your link to a redlink like "Cryptophyte (other meaning)".

Hmm. I would fix it myself but I am not knowledgeable about this area. The second meaning on the dab page Cryptophyte seems incorrect. The first meaning given, Raunkiær plant life-form, seems incorrect, because that is about a whole system. So maybe linking more specifically to Raunkiær plant life-form#Cryptophytes would be it? But then I would prefer to see a redirect created from Cryptophyte (multi-celled) or something to that section. And for the dab page itself be edited to offer that.

If you could fix this up this situation, it would be most appreciated. Otherwise it is likely that some other editor will "fix" it incorrectly. Either way, thanks for your attention, and keep up the good work. :) --doncram 19:25, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

(*) You show up fairly high in a daily ranking of Wikipedians who have added ambiguous links recently. In that report, you can click on "Fix" at relevant page to bring it up in DabSolver].

Thanks for your thoughtful and quick reply at User talk:Doncram#Cryptophyte dab at Ipomoea oenotherae. Ah, so its your German language skills more than knowledge of botany that brought you there. (Plantdrew is a botanist and might be able/willing to resolve this...please?) Yes, I would not make the mistake to judge that editors high up on the list are being careless, although some are. You're just contributing very valuable but complicated stuff, which necessarily brings up some linking questions. You can always try posting at a relevant WikiProject to get help, to preclude their being "fixed" by relatively uninformed others (who may just unlink them). BTW, I hope to build up a system that notifies each Wikiproject of ambiguous links within their domain for them to fix, which would be more efficient way of calling in experts. (My first try is ongoing with wp:SHIPS, which seems to be going okay at their Talk page, as a trial.) Mainly I hope you'll just proceed as you have been doing, thanks! --doncram 20:15, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Requested move of Kingdom of Germany[edit]

Hi, I noticed you've recently participated in a discussion on the talk page of the above-mentioned article. I'm letting you know I've opened a move request here. Bataaf van Oranje (talk) 21:19, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Berlin–Hamburg Trainway![edit]

Somebody has moved the Berlin–Hamburg railway to this silly name, but I can't move it back.--Grahame (talk) 01:55, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, lots of work still to do when I can find time.--Grahame (talk) 08:54, 19 September 2015 (UTC)


Hello Bermicourt, skimming through my regular assessment tasks, I noticed you created a new state portal (great work - only 2 more to go :)). Do you think that the portal is ready to be listed in Portal:Germany (I can do it, no problem), or do you want to do more work on it first? We probably should also list more of those portals in "Europe - Germany" on Portal:Contents/Portals (but to be honest, I have no idea how that portal listing is organized). Best regards. GermanJoe (talk) 00:43, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi GJ. I think we may as well list it; not least because it may encourage more folk to create articles for the red links. I'd go for it. --Bermicourt (talk) 20:21, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Silver age[edit]

Hi Bermicourt, Just to let you know I've rv'd this page back to alpinism spelled with a small a, as that's the spelling given in most dictionaries, eg, [2][3] and if not then it's not always capitalised[4]; it was also the original spelling on the page[5]. Thanks! Ericoides (talk) 07:27, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Cool, and it's now consistent with the golden age article. --Bermicourt (talk) 09:22, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Nadine Poss for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Nadine Poss is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nadine Poss until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Clarityfiend (talk) 04:47, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of German Wine Princess for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article German Wine Princess is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/German Wine Princess until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Clarityfiend (talk) 04:48, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Imperial-Royal Mountain Troops[edit]

Mein lieber Mann, Du hast vielleicht eine Ahnung! Chapeau! -- Centenier (talk) 07:26, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Translation help[edit]

Hi, I am Aforl from Singapore, and I'm currently working on a wiki project on Singapore's metro system. I'm hoping that you could maybe help me translate some terms into German:

Singapore MRT/LRT Map: Singapur MRT/LRT Strekenplan(?) - Streckenplan (or Liniennetz) MRT/LRT Singapur
Updated on 27th December 2015: (?) - am 27. Dezember 2015 aktualisiert
(The line) Opens in 2017: (?) - Die Linie soll 2017 geöffnet werden
Downtown Line Stage 3: Downtown Line 3. Stufe (?) - Abschnitt 3 der Innenstadt-Linie
West Coast Extension: (?) - Verlängerung Westküste
Subject to feasibility studies: (?) - von den Durchführbarkeitsstudien abhängig

Appreciate your assistance!!!!! :) Aforl (talk) 18:31, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Aforl - I've added my suggested translations above. But it would be worth getting a German-speaker to check them! --Bermicourt (talk) 19:20, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Bermicourt! Wish you merry xmas and happy new year! Aforl (talk) 05:26, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


Happy new year !!! --Pampuco (talk) 18:40, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Need comment on mountain names[edit]

Hello Bermicourt!

I would like to invite you to comment here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Mountains#Name_of_Andean_mountains.

Dentren | Talk 21:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Done! Bermicourt (talk) 21:36, 27 January 2016 (UTC)